Francine In Retirement
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During Jesus’s earthly ministry, He often told people not to tell anyone who He was. Even when his brothers encouraged Him to go public. He said it was not yet the right time. But the day He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey was the appointed time, the only public announcement that He was God’s promised Messiah, fulfilling the prophecy of Zechariah 9.9. His announcement was rejected by many, yet God’s plan was fulfilled, as the following poem by Kay Hoffman clearly states.  by Paul Twist


They waved palm branches as He passed

And hailed Him as their King;

Yet, they knew not of the sorrow

The coming week would bring.


The glad acclaim would soon give way

To jeers and mockery;

In Pilate’s court He’d be condemned

To a cross on Calvary.


But Jesus knew He was the price

In God’s redemptive plan,

The Sacrificial Lamb come down

To die for sins of man.

Palm tree trunk - Pittsburgh indoors 

The centuries have passed and still

He seeks those lost in sin,

Pleading with unyielding hearts

To repent and follow Him.

Palm Trees 

On this day we shout our praise,

O, let us not delay;

The palm-strewn path of long ago

Still leads to Him today.

 By Kay Hoffman

Palm Trees

“Have a blessed Palm Sunday that encourages and inspired you in every way!”


Morning Glory





17 Responses to “PALM SUNDAY POEM”

  1. Beautiful photos and poem! Thank you, Francine!

  2. Nice post, lovely photos!

  3. Beautiful post, Francine!

  4. My one word comment is “AWESOME!” Thanks for sharing this very special day with all of us. Your work is truly an inspiration to my soul. May God continue to bless you on this journey.

  5. Tanks a lot! God bless you.

  6. Beautiful poem and photos. A timely post, Francine. 🙂

  7. Sharing God’s truth so beautiful.

  8. Thanks for sharing this Francine. XOXO

  9. Simply beautiful, Francine.

  10. What a lovely post Francine!

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